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    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches
    Mar28

    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches

    March 28, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The world’s toughest job?
    Mar28

    The world’s toughest job?

    The new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres of Portugal, took office on 1 January 2017. It is no wonder that one of Guterres’ predecessors described the role of Secretary-General as “the most impossible job in the world.” He faces considerable headwinds. The context is of enduring, global challenges, from terrorism and...

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike
    Mar28

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike

    Protest organizers say 10,000 trucks will block roads and disrupt traffic across the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished
    Mar28

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished

    Transparency International and its chapter in Ukraine call on Ukrainian authorities to abolish controversial amendments to the Law on Prevention of Corruption that appear designed to intimidate and target anti-corruption activists. The amendments would make it mandatory for leaders of anti-corruption groups to submit e-declarations of their...

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify
    Mar28

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

    A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on yesterday (27 March) that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. …read more Source:...

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests
    Mar28

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests

    In spontaneity and sprawl, the weekend protests across Russia were reminiscent of large anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-2012 that were followed by a steady tightening of government control over the political landscape. But one thing sets the two apart: the striking preponderance of young protesters in their late teens and early twenties …read...

    Poroshenko signs anti-Maidan law against NGOs & journalists fighting corruption
    Mar28

    Poroshenko signs anti-Maidan law against NGOs & journalists fighting corruption

    President Poroshenko has signed into law a dangerous bill which could be used to put pressure on NGOs, investigative journalists or activists, especially those most actively seeking to expose and eradicate corruption. He has in short allowed a law which his predecessor, now in hiding in Russia, would be proud of. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand
    Mar28

    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand

    53-year-old Hennady Benitsky has been released several months after being seized by militants from the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LNR], who have not terminated their charges of ‘extremism’. Edward Nedelyaev, who was arrested earlier, remains in militant custody, as do others seized for a pro-Ukrainian position and...

    Ukraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption Groups
    Mar28

    Ukraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption Groups

    Press ReleasesUkraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption GroupsMarch 27, 2017Following President Poroshenko signing a measure that will increase government monitoring into civil society groups, Freedom House issued a statement. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons
    Mar27

    Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons

    The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons. WikimediaThese are dangerous times. The Doomsday Clock sits at just two and a half minutes before midnight, which represents global catastrophe. The Doomsday Clock has been maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947, and has only ever been closer to midnight back in 1953,...

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